Phoenix Academy

Phoenix Academy

Since our inception in 1989, our motto has been “We Care”. We are proudly Australian owned by the same founding family. Phoenix Academy is committed to providing quality education and training through our innovative teaching methods and highly experienced and qualified teachers.

Phoenix Academy Programs

What programs does Phoenix Academy offer?

Phoenix Academy offers a wide variety of programs including:

  • English for Young Learners,
  • General English,
  • New Generation Engish,
  • IELTS Preparation,
  • Open Cambridge Course (OCC),
  • High School Preparation (HSP),
  • Global Business Skills,
  • Academic English Program (AEP),
  • High School Holiday Program (HSHP),
  • Study Tours (Junior-Adults),
  • One to One - Business Communication,
  • Online English Learning,
  • Demi/Au Pair Program,
  • Job Club,
  • Internship,
  • English for Business Purposes,
  • Free English Classes

 

English for Young Learners

This unique program is specially designed for young learners between 6 and 11 years of age. What better way to introduce your child to English than through this fun & age appropriate course. Phoenix Academy provides the perfect study environment with a curriculum full of communicative and interactive learning, an international mix of children in each class. Young Learner classes are taught by our experienced specialist teachers at our safe & friendly campus.

English for Young Learners Program Key Benefits:

  • Flexible start dates & course duration
  • Expert English teachers who are young learners specialists
  • Creative activities, songs, music, drama and cooking all part of our interactive program
  • Weekly progress feedback and 6 weekly reports
  • Suitable for ages 6 to 11
  • For parents wishing to study (parent & child), special prices may apply.

Phoenix Academy offers a comprehensive placement service at both Non-Government and Government High Schools.

Non-Government School Placements
Non-Government schools are also known as Private, Independent, Catholic or Grammar schools offering:

  • A choice of co-education or single-sex education.
  • A choice of day or boarding places.
  • Excellent education and sporting facilities.
  • Outstanding pastoral care and support.
  • Locations which are close to the city.
  • Wide range of extra-curricular activities.
  • Guardianship arrangements.

Government School Placements
Government schools offer:

  • Choice of schools throughout Perth.
  • Excellent education and sporting facilities.
  • Schools specialising in music, sports, art and more.
  • Guardianship arrangements.

Intakes: Any Monday

 

General English

General English classes are available from Beginner to Advanced levels and comprise 23 hours of English language tuition per week (equivalent to 29 lessons) delivered in six-week modules throughout the year. The Academy’s comprehensive syllabus ensures that speaking, listening, reading and writing skills are covered every day with grammar, vocabulary and syntax studied in context.

The main features of the General English Course are:

  • Emphasis on fluency in oral language skills in the lower levels.
  • Accuracy and expanded vocabulary and complex structures (context and syntax) presented at the higher levels.
  • Interactive, student-centred teaching style.
  • Regular progress counselling.
  • 3 hours of optional Special Focus Classes or Self Study

Intakes: Any Monday

 

New Generation Engish/IELTS Preparation

This is an English program where the learning is flexible and is designed to get you where you want to be, while still leaving you time to enjoy your life! - Also, designed to prepare students for the IELTS General and Academic examinations, as well as improve General English skills

The New Generation English classes provide you with quality evening English language classes in Perth.

The Academy’s comprehensive syllabus ensures that speaking, listening, reading and writing skills are covered every day with grammar, vocabulary and syntax studied in context.

New Generation English Course

  • A serious English program where the learning is flexible and is designed to get you where you want to be and still leave you time to enjoy your life!
  • Classes from Elementary level upwards – pathways to further studies available
  • Optional Special Focus Classes
  • Access to Online English Learning Resources
  • Levels: Elementary (A1+) to Intermediate (B1)

New Generation English Course / IELTS Preparation

  • Designed to prepare students for the IELTS General and Academic examinations, as well as improve General English skills.
  • Focuses on exam tasks and strategies in the four exams and delivered as a rolling curriculum with each week being dedicated to one of the skills: Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening and also Grammar analysis and Vocabulary enhancement.
  • A choice of General or Academic Examination
  • Achieve IELTS 6.0 for Post Study Work Visa
  • Add on online learning IELTS Preparation component available
  •  3-week exam skill-focused cycle
  •  Levels: Intermediate (B1+) and above

Intakes: Any Monday

 

Open Cambridge Course (OCC)

YOUR PASSPORT TO SUCCESS!

The Cambridge University Examination Courses offer you the ultimate verification that you have been externally assessed and graded. Phoenix Academy has over thirty years of experience in successfully preparing thousands of students for the Cambridge Examinations. Our Open Cambridge teachers are trained to know the syllabus and examination intimately and will ensure your success.

  • The latest course materials, providing a comprehensive study of all the skills required to pass the examinations
  • Examination practice, including mock examinations
  • Extensive self-access materials and computer access
  • Individual coaching by our expert teaching staff

Intakes: Every Monday

 

High School Preparation (HSP)

The objective of the High School Preparation Program is to prepare students to enter mainstream formal secondary education in Australia or another English speaking country.

  • Intensive study of English Language - grammar and functions.
  • An understanding of studying and learning in Australia.
  • Language development for secondary school subjects.
  • Reading and note taking strategies and skills.
  • Essay writing skills.
  • Oral communication and listening skills.
  • Debating, discussion and oral presentations.
  • Study skills and research skills.
  • Computing for Academic Purposes


The course covers English for teenagers in Australia seeking the opportunity to study in an Australian high school. Phoenix Academy offers a comprehensive placement service at both Non-Government and Government High Schools.


Non-Government School Placements
Non-Government schools are also known as Private, Independent, Catholic or Grammar schools offering:

  • A choice of co-education or single-sex education.
  • A choice of day or boarding places.
  • Excellent education and sporting facilities.
  • Outstanding pastoral care and support.
  • Locations which are close to the city.
  • Wide range of extra-curricular activities.
  • Guardianship arrangements.

Government School Placements
Government schools offer:

  • Choice of schools throughout Perth.
  • Excellent education and sporting facilities.
  • Schools specialising in music, sports, art and more.
  • Guardianship arrangements.

Intakes: Jan - Apr / Apr - Jul / Jul - Oct / Oct - Dec

 

Global Business Skills

Join the global workforce – Internationalise your outlook. Become an expert communicator in today’s competitive business environment by studying and working in one of the strongest economies in the world today. 

  • Write business documents like a professional
  • Impress and inspire your audience when presenting
  • Chair and manage meetings with ease
  • Lead a team to maximise operational productivity
  • Write creatively for the web, brochures and other publications
  • Unlock peak performance in yourself and others

Intakes: 20 Jan (2020) / 24 Feb / 6 Apr / 11 May / 29 Jun / 3 Aug / 14 Sep / Oct 19 / 18 Jan (2021)

 

Academic English Program (AEP)

On completion of all AEP course requirements, you are eligible for direct entry at either an undergraduate or postgraduate level with no IELTS required at any of our University partners listed.


Who is this for?
Students who would like to:

  • study at either an undergraduate or postgraduate level in a
  • Western Australian university
  • like a flexible entry academic English program
  • have not met university English language entry conditions
  • do not want to sit an IELTS test

Subjects

  • Academic skills (Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing).
  • Using technology to communicate in an academic context.
  • Participation in tutorial discussions to develop collaborative learning skills.
  • Conducting research for academic purposes.
  • Oral presentations skills in an academic context

Successful completion of the English for Academic Purposes course meets English Language requirements in order for Australian universities to consider the student for placement in their undergraduate or postgraduate courses.

Intakes: Every Monday

 

High School Holiday Program (HSHP)

This study tour is designed for individual teenagers who would like to learn English while they are on their school vacation but would also like to have some fun. Optional activities include chaperoned visits to Caversham Wildlife Park, AQWA, the Perth Mint and others.

English Course Key Features:

  • Beginner to Advanced levels available
  • Emphasis on fluency in oral language skills in the lower levels.
  • Accuracy expanded vocabulary and complex structures presented at the higher levels.
  • Interactive, student-centred teaching style.
  • Highly skilled teachers.
  • Latest technology used.

Intakes:  Jan-Apr / Jul-Aug / Oct-Dec

 

Study Tours (Junior-Adults)

Group study tours are a great way to combine intensive English language with sightseeing. We offer complete packages to schools, colleges, universities, corporate clients and agents. Quotations and sample programs are available on request.

  • Tailor-made packages to suit your needs
  • Available all year round
  • Options for all age groups from Juniors to Seniors
  • Wide range of activities and excursions
  • Accommodation options – homestay and on-campus student residence
  • Full-time or part-time
  • Specialised tours can also be catered for vocational, professional and sports programs
  • All aspects of the program are organised in-house together with a 24-hour emergency support service

Study English in the mornings with recreation in the afternoons. Recreation options include:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Museum/Art Gallery
  • Ten Pin Bowling
  • Perth Zoo
  • Caversham Wildlife Park
  • Glass Bottom Boat Cruise
  • AQWA (Aquarium of Western Australia)
  • Sci-Tech
  • Perth Mint
  • Fremantle Markets

Tailor-made packages to suit your needs:

  • University Immersion at any university in Western Australia
  • School Immersion at top schools
  • Western Etiquette themed tours
  • Sports tours
  • Farm stay experience
  • Leadership tours
  • Science and Technology tours
  • Specialised classes

Intakes:  Jan-Apr / Jul-Aug / Oct-Dec

 

One to One - Business Communication

Business Communications is a highly intensive group coaching program aimed at professional clients needing to improve their level of English and become confident communicators in a global business context.

Course Content

Whilst “tailored” to the specific needs of the individual, the Business Communications course is structured to offer practice in key business contexts such as meetings, interviews, report writing and presentations. Additionally, the course provides an overview of how business is conducted in a global setting including modern management philosophy and workplace practices.

Content includes but is not limited to:

  • Social Discourse - speaking socially in business situations with an awareness of cross-culture, polite forms and register
  • The Effective Communicator - understanding the characteristics of a good communicator: active listening, body language, confidence, fluency, minimal L1 interference, global knowledge, persuasion and empathy
  • Giving/Following & Receiving Instructions – understanding the components of delivering effective oral and written instruction. Seeking feedback and clarification, checking for understanding
  • Using Technology to Communicate – communicating clearly using email, the telephone, Skype & video conferencing and other technologies such as social media, Ted Talks, podcasts, YouTube
  • Giving Effective Oral Presentations – planning & organising an industry-specific presentation, communicating ideas with clarity & precision, using appropriate technology such as Prezi and eBoards, LMS, portals, engaging one’s audience and finally evaluation & reflection
  • Understanding & Writing Technical Reports – unpacking the components of a Technical Report, turning text into tables and tables into text, writing an abstract, summarising Improve your written skills and understand the basic concepts in writing a Technical Report
  • Effective Negotiation and Persuasion – exchanging Information, persuading and compromising and bargaining, closing the deal, the 180 perspectives, achieving  “win win” scenarios
  • Industry Elective – specific attention is paid to the language & vocabulary specific to a client’s industry area or university major/discipline (eg. banking & finance, oil & gas, health services, humanities, social science, education), including industry-specific site visits university visits and networking opportunities with similar level professionals and university academics.

Course Features:

  • Individual Needs Analysis and online language testing conducted prior to course commencement to ensure the course  is tailored to meet the individual’s goals
  • Detailed progress and end of course reports and certificates using the Common European Framework Reference (CEFR).
  • Highly trained Trainers with industry and global communication experience
  • State of the art learning environment with all training rooms fitted with eboard technology and executive surrounds
  • Complimentary tea and coffee available
  • Complimentary WiFi on campus 24x7
  • Access to Phoenix Online learning portal during and post course
  • Choice of Homestay or on-campus hostel accommodation
  • Personalised Airport Greeting & Departure Service.
  • Optional Sport & Recreation add-ons (e.g. Golf, Ocean or River Sailing, Outback Tours to experience the Indigenous Culture of Australia, sand-boarding at the Pinnacles, Swan River Valley Wine Tours, Nature Tours)
  • Networking opportunities through the Western Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

Online English Learning

The online content engages students through a variety of interactive exercises. It provides a stimulating learner-focused environment that aims to improve learning outcomes, drive students motivation and encourages students to become more responsible for their own learning.

 

Demi/Au Pair Program

These programs provide an invaluable opportunity for students to practise speaking English whilst living and working with a local Australian family. Students look after the children and assist with household duties in exchange for meals, their own room and a weekly allowance. The Demi- Pair program allows students to combine full-time study in Perth at the Academy with 15-20 hours of work per week plus babysitting (minimum study period 12 weeks). Students who choose the Au Pair program have the opportunity to study for a minimum of 4 weeks and they can choose either the 15 or 20 hours per week option while studying and can increase to the 30-hour option when their study at Phoenix has finished.

 

Job Club

Western Australia’s thriving economy means there are plenty of employment opportunities. With Job Club, you can fast track your job opportunities and start earning money faster. Job Club is an add on program to any course at the Academy and is available to non- Australian passport holders who want to work whilst in Australia. On arrival, your Job Club Advisor will provide you with an orientation program and assist you to arrange essential items required for work in Australia. Our Job Club Gold offers all the benefits of Job Club PLUS 4 weeks guaranteed paid work (minimum 10 hrs/week).

Access to Phoenix Academy’s Online Self Help Ready to Work Program. Includes information on:

  • Getting a Tax File Number (TFN)
  • Opening a bank account
  • Writing a resume
  • Type of work & wages

Arranged job placement is not part of the standard Job Club program. Students wishing to have job placement provided should enrol in the Job Club Gold program.

 

Internship

This program offers access to skilled/professional work experience in a specific industry segment nominated by the applicant. Internships are normally unpaid however some interns may find employers may be willing to pay them after an initial period of employment. This will depend on the intern’s level of skill and commitment to the job however Phoenix Academy does not make any guarantees with respect to payment.

English for Business Purposes

The international business world requires today’s businessmen and women to speak with confidence and ease, on the telephone, face-to-face, or in written form, with managers, colleagues and clients. This 6-week business English course is designed to enable participants to communicate in English effectively and with confidence in an international business environment. Participants will practise English speaking, listening, reading, writing, pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar within the context of business. They will be exposed to western business practices and notions of cross-culture as they communicate.

Practice communicating in a range of different situations including:

  • Speaking socially
  • Negotiating with clients
  • Giving presentations
  • Speaking in meetings

 

Free English Classes

Phoenix Academy’s Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) course provides training to teach English as a Foreign Language to adults. As part of Phoenix Academy’s ongoing commitment to produce exceptional and qualified English teachers, it is important that they learn within a real-life classroom environment.

Anyone over the age of 18 is invited to our free English classes, whether it is to improve your grammatical skills or for those who have just arrived in Australia and have little understanding of the English language. Seats are limited and cannot be guaranteed.

Students who attend our English class receive a carefully planned lesson covering all aspects of learning English including Reading, Listening, Grammar or Vocabulary, with lots of speaking and fun.

 

 

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